Great Gatsby - Chapter 1

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1 Events in Chapter 1
1.1 Nick talks about his life and family (family business, war, moving east)
1.2 Talks about West Egg, mentions Gatsby's mansion.
1.3 Introduced to Tom and Daisy, first a description then a meeting with them.
1.4 Find out Tom is having an affair on Daisy
1.5 Gatsby reaching out out to a green light.
2 Setting
2.1 Begin with no particular setting, looking to past
2.2 Move to West Egg
2.2.1 "riotous island" - suggestion towards foreshadowing to all the parties and corruption that Nick finds there.
2.2.2 "separated only by a courtesy bay" - metaphorical representation of the sensibilities of people from Eastern and Western parts of the US
2.2.3 "less fashionable" - East egg = old money. West egg = new money (recently earned money)
2.2.3.1 Readers shown a comparison to those that have much and those that have not so much

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